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Alan S. Gassman, J.D., LL.M.

Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, P.A.

Alan S. Gassman, J.D., LL.M. is a board certified Wills, Trusts and Estates lawyer who practices in Clearwater, Florida with Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, P.A., which he founded in 1987. He is a frequent speaker at Florida and national conferences for tax professionals, estate planners and physicians. He has an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida, and practices in the areas of trust and estate planning, trust administration, taxation, wealth preservation, and the representation of physicians and professional practices. He was the lead author on Bloomberg BNA’s Estate Tax Planning for 2011 and 2012, and is also the author of several books, including Gassman & Markham on Florida and Federal Asset Protection Law, Creditor Protection for Florida Physicians, and A Practical Guide to Kickback and Self-Referral Laws for Florida Physicians. 
Mr. Gassman is also the co-creator of the JEST joint revocable trust system as profiled in the October and November 2013 issues of Estate Planning Magazine, The Alan Gassman Channel, which is a web-based reference and forms site offered by Interactive Legal, and also Estateview Software, which was designed with Professor Jerry Hesch and is distributed by Interactive Legal. He is a Webinar Designer and Moderator for Bloomberg BNA Estate and Trust Webinars, a frequent speaker for continuing education programs, and publishes regularly for Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting, Estates and Trusts Magazine, Estate Planning Magazine and Leimberg Estate Planning Network (LISI). He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in Florida by Best Lawyers for 2014 to present and has maintained an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell directories for more than 20 years. He is the co-chair of two Florida Bar annual programs – Wealth Protection and Representing the Physician, and is on the Board of Advisors for the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, and the John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital Estate, Tax, Legal & Financial Planning Seminar.